A question of ‘fit’: local perspectives on top-down flood mitigation policies in Vermont

@inproceedings{Paul2017AQO,
  title={A question of ‘fit’: local perspectives on top-down flood mitigation policies in Vermont},
  author={Michael Paul and Anita Milman},
  year={2017}
}
Despite consensus on the need to adapt to climate change, who should adapt, and how, remain open questions. While local-level actions are essential to adaptation, state and federal governments can play a substantial role in adaptation. In this paper, we investigate local perspectives on state-level flood mitigation policies in Vermont as a means of analysing what leads top-down adaptations to be effective in mobilizing local action. Drawing on interviews with town officials, we delineate local… CONTINUE READING

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